2/01/2011

Beadboard Backsplash

Back in August, The Nester used beadboard and hot glue to temporarily cover the backsplash in her kitchen:


At the time I thought the idea was brilliant.  Like the Nester, we are renting our current home.  And although mauve was super awesome in the early 90's, I am not really loving it now:


I didn't plan to do anything with it, because we were only going to rent short term, but the plan is now to add another year to our lease.  I don't know that I want to look at that tile for 17 more months.

Yesterday I stumbled across this picture from  The Crafter's File Box:


She was inspired by The Nester and used hot glue to cover her tile with beadboard wall paper.  So I think I might give it a shot.  What do you think?  Hot glue anyone?  Any other suggestions?

14 comments:

Krafty Kat said...

I have seen that too and I think it's a great idea! I rent also and have been considering covering some ugly paneling with it!

Jodi said...

Great idea and it really looks nice. I would hate mauve tile too.

Kristen Duke Photography said...

renting another year, huh? I love the idea of the beadboard though!

Jarod & Jamie said...

I hate my bead board back splash. The grooves are hard to get food/ watery food out of. We have it behind the kitchen sink and yes my 2 year old helps do dishes, and a lot of extra water gets tossed on to the back splash, then it is a pain to get it cleaned up.

Jarod & Jamie said...

But i do like the look.

jennie w. said...

You're adding a year onto your lease? What the???

janadec9 said...

You should move north an hour instead ;). But have you asked the owner if they would pay for the renovation to be done...might make it easier to rent/sell when yall move out...you could try??? If not, the beadboard looks awesome!

Heather@The Black's Best said...

I think the beadboard backsplash put up with hot glue is a great temporary way to hide something you don't like. I've done some research, and found out that the beadboard wallpaper tends to fall apart and peel...not very sturdy for a hardworking kitchen.

Melissa said...

We are an Army family, living in military housing. My backsplash tiles are peach. ug. I love the idea of hot glue beadboard...I think I might try, too!

Richella said...

Go for it! Honestly, though, I'm wondering if inexpensive beadboard panel boards might be easier to glue up there than beadboard wallpaper. And easier to scrub, if that's something that has to happen in your kitchen. (My own kitchen backsplash just tends to stay dirty, but as long as I keep making cookies, no one seems to mind a few splatters of dough.)

Holly said...

HI, I've seen this done and I love it but my question is, do we know if it comes down without doing any damage to the walls?

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I'd think wallpaper would be easier to clean than the real deal. That stuff is nasty to keep the grooves clean.

Try a section and report back your findings! The wallpaper may not be as durable but you could always replace sections if they get damaged.

Personally? I'd suggest to ask the landlord if it was ok to paint the tile to upgrade the look. (sell them on the fact that this would be a good thing!) Then use a lighter toned glaze so you see all the grout marks.

Donna

JC's Loft said...

Oh heck ya! I'm renting to at the moment, but I have a fabulous blue floral wallpaper I'm staring at. So I feel your pain!

Paula

Laura said...

i just put up beadboard wallpaper i heartily DON'T recommend it. It is the BIGGEST pain in the butt to cut and put up accurately. I have yet to pain it for fear it will fall apart!it LOOKS great but i'm afraid it's NOT going to hold up. it tore horribly when i was cutting it to put up. NEVER AGAIN!